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Yesenia Rivera

Director of Energy Equity and Inclusion

Yesenia has been focusing on community development for over ten years. She has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico-Cayey and a J.D. from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. It was during her time in law school that she began her journey working with low to moderate income families as a Student Attorney in the Community Development Clinic. As the DC Program Director, Yesenia implemented SUN’s Solar for All program and now works to increase access to solar energy across the country. At Solar United Neighbors, she combines her love of science and community development to help expand access to solar energy.

Roger Horowitz

Director of Go Solar Programs

Roger is dedicated to empowering communities to go solar. Roger combines his passion for community organizing with his love of solar energy at Solar United Neighbors. He loves supporting families as they go solar and is especially interested in equitable financing.

Before joining Solar United Neighbors, Roger owned two coffee shops and an ice pop business for 10 years. He also has a background in community organizing. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s in Peace, War, and Defense and in Spanish. Roger lives with his family in Philadelphia, PA.

Anya Schoolman

Executive Director

Anya has worked for decades on environmental projects and policy up and down the Western Hemisphere. This work has helped her grapple with the issue of sustainable development and how to make complex issues relevant to the community. Solar United Neighbors got its start when her son Walter asked, “Mom, can we go solar?” In her role as Executive Director, Anya has been instrumental in the passage of landmark solar legislation and regulation. In April 2014, the White House selected Anya as one of 10 White House Champions of Change for Solar Deployment for her groundbreaking work to deploy solar in the National Capital Region.